This is a wind turbine, or bird killer if I may, a few miles east of the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area and the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.
There had been a wind turbine planned for the Camp Perry air national guard site right along the lake and unnervingly close to an active bald eagle nest. Thanks to Kim Kaufman's hard work and the letters written by some of my readers, that project was stopped. Bad environmental planning and siting killed that one. But only because they actually volunteered to do an impact survey.
You may not be aware of the fact that turbines can be placed virtually anywhere without any Environmental Impact Statements or Assessments being done. Our glorious leaders decided that big corporations really care about our health and the health and well being our habitat. They don't need any silly laws or oversights.
Why is it that I have to have permits to have a new door installed and have it tested for lead paint? Why is it that if I have paint peeling on my garage I get fined? But if I want to put up SIX 300 foot tall wind turbines along a major migration path, that would be fine. Click HERE to see exactly what is happening along the coast of Lake Erie within miles of Magee.
One turbine is currently up and running within view of an active bald eagles nest. PLEASE! Write letters to your representatives asking them, NO, TELLING them that these wind farms need to be controlled properly.
You can find your Senator here:
You can find your state Representative here:
The Nature Conservancy:
The National Audubon Society:
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds:
The American Bird Conservancy:
May will bring thousands and thousands of birders to this area for The Biggest Week in American Birding. What a great time for all of us to descend on the wind facility for a little civil disobedience. So many birders just skulk in the background complaining, but only worrying about their next tick.
It's about time we stand together and DO SOMETHING!
Coming soon to a wildlife refuge near you...
You obviously don't have enough money for pull when it comes to permit for doors. The big guys have lots of money so they can put what ever they want anywhere.ReplyDelete
Elections are coming up and the corporations with big donations always get their way. As long as big business can control the purse strings our elections and laws will always be biased.Delete
The battle between heating our homes and providing power to every little technology we need while keeping the planet healthy will continue for years to come. I almost wrote a NIMBY post yesterday but my heart was to confused and too heavy.ReplyDelete
Clean power is a great thing, as is wind power and solar power. They just need some oversights so they don't destroy the environment like coal has.Delete
Over here, the Royal Society Prevention of Birds, has come out in favour of the Wind Turbines. They believe that it won't harm birds.ReplyDelete
Depending on where they are sited...they can be a good thing.Delete